Oracle Technology Network Extends Java and Open Source Developer Communities

Oracle Technology Network Surpasses 10 Million Users; Oracle Proposes New Code Contribution to the Eclipse Foundation

News Facts

  • Demonstrating Oracle’s
    position as the leading provider of technologies and platforms of choice
    for developers, administrators, and architects, Oracle today announced
    that the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) has surpassed 10 million
    registered users. OTN is the world’s largest community of application
    developers, database administrators, system administrators, and
    architects using industry-standard technologies in combination with
    Oracle products.
  • Oracle continues to see significant developer
    adoption of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6 with over 9.1
    million downloads of the Java EE SDK and GlassFish Server distributions
    during the last 12 months.
  • Over the last six months, Oracle has
    delivered new releases of a broad range of developer tools including
    Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF),
    Oracle Team Productivity Center, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse,
    NetBeans, and Oracle Solaris Studio.
  • Continuing its commitment
    to open source and specifically to the Eclipse Foundation, Oracle
    announced today that it has proposed a new code contribution to the
    Eclipse Foundation, called Sapphire, intended to help Eclipse developers
    design better Java desktop user interfaces.
  • These milestones
    represent the latest in Oracle’s long history of fostering development
    communities and providing a complete, open, integrated set of
    development tools that enhance developer productivity and innovation.

Oracle Technology Network Leading Resource for Java Developers

  • Oracle
    Technology Network recently completed the migration of all content from
    the popular Java developer sites, and,
    (as well as the Solaris-focused BigAdmin site) to a completely
    re-architected, re-designed Website which receives one million page
    views per business day.
  • The new home for the Java developer
    community is, the ultimate, complete, and authoritative
    source of technical information and learning about Java.

Oracle Continues Contributions to the Eclipse Community

  • Continuing its commitment to the Open Source community, Oracle has
    proposed a new project called the Sapphire project to the Technology
    Container Project at the Eclipse Foundation. The project aims to bring
    User Interface (UI) writing in Eclipse to a higher level of abstraction
    by raising the basic building block of the UI to a property editor,
    rather than a widget (text box, label, button, etc.).
  • A property
    editor analyzes metadata associated with a given property, renders the
    appropriate widgets to edit that property and wires up data binding.
    Data is synchronized, validation is passed from the model to the UI, and
    content assistance is made available, saving the developer the task of
    writing these tasks from scratch.

Developers Embrace Java EE 6 and GlassFish Server

  • With
    its advances as a highly productive, lightweight and extensible
    development platform for enterprise server applications, Java EE 6
    continues to see rapid adoption by the developer community. The
    reference implementation of Java EE is not only available from Oracle as
    the Java EE SDK but also in a commercially supported server, Oracle
    GlassFish Server, and as a free, open source server, GlassFish Server
    Open Source Edition. Oracle GlassFish Server is part of the Oracle
    Fusion Middleware application grid portfolio and complements Oracle
    WebLogic Server. Milestones and developments include:

    • GlassFish Server downloads have increased 73 percent year over year.
    • Oracle
      released GlassFish Server 3.0.1, the industry’s first application
      server to support Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6. The new release
      focuses on improved flexibility and ease of use, allowing developers to
      reduce cost by providing improved developer productivity on a simplified
      application architecture foundation. GlassFish Server 3.0.1 also
      features alignment with NetBeans 6.9, support for Eclipse, scripting
      support including JRuby/Ruby and Groovy/Grails, an easy-to-use
      Administration Console and Update Center connectivity.
  • At
    JavaOne, Oracle also previewed GlassFish Server Open Source Edition
    3.1. Driven by community feedback, this release is intended to deliver
    new features for high availability and large scale manageability and

Supporting Quote

  • “Java
    at Oracle has never been more vibrant, particularly with the
    integration of the Sun developer community sites into the Oracle
    Technology Network,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice
    president, Tools and Middleware, Oracle. “With recent releases of our
    developer tools and GlassFish Server, Oracle is demonstrating its
    commitment to providing a range of technologies for a diverse audience
    of Java developers, ensuring that developers’ skill investments continue
    to pay off. We also recognize that community participation and open
    source are an essential part of maintaining a vibrant and industry
    leading Java Platform. Oracle continues to listen and respond


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